What you described seems to be the favored nodes feature, but there are
still some open (and stale...) jiras there: HBASE-9116 and cie.
You may also want to look at the hbase.master.distributed.log.replay
option, as is allows writes during recovery.
And for the client there is hbase.status.published that can help...

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 6:35 AM, Claudiu Soroiu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 
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